The last month of summer is already here, and perhaps for some people is the ideal season to pick a few days of holidays; for others, it is the time to make those surprise getaways and take advantage of the last moments of good weather. We are on time to our appointment and we want to talk to you about those events that may be worthy for planning a trip. Here are our 7 Highlights of September.
The Moab Music Festival in Utah
Summer is, par excellence, the time of music festivals. They are in every corner of the planet. Every kind of music in the most diverse spaces. But very few have the personality of the Utah Moab Music Festival in the United States. A festival that this year celebrates its 25th anniversary with an intense program of concerts from August 31st to September 11th.
And what distinguishes Moab Music from any festival? It is simple: the auditory for listening to the prestigious chamber, jazz or folk musicians is the nature itself. The whimsical red rock forms of Moab. Some places that are beautiful, but also have a special acoustic to listen to music of the highest level. In addition, the organization of this festival, awarded in various occasions, takes care of every minimum detail so that the experience lived by the attendees is unforgettable.
‘David Bowie is’ in Barcelona until September 25th
We want to remember that the exhibition David Bowie is opened in the Museum of the Design in Barcelona last May 25th, and that it will remain there until next September 25th. That is, there are a few days left to visit it and discover one of the most interesting musicians of all time. A musician who was much more than just that. He was a cultural reference, fashion icon, actor, writer and a many other things, each one more interesting than the previous one. And he was all of this until practically the day of his death in the early 2016.
All this is reflected in this great exhibition that has produced the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and that before arriving in Barcelona has been in cities like Berlin, Paris or Chicago. A sample as heterogeneous as the character, and of course as fascinating as the great David Bowie, a man that whatever he did was synonymous with creativity and innovation. You cannot miss it.
Philippe Starck, Secret Drawings at the Pompidou Center in Malaga
One of the most recognizable designers in the world is undoubtedly the Frenchman Philippe Starck, creator of such emblematic objects as the Juicy Salif, Louis Ghost polycarbonate chair or his collection of lamp guns. All these objects and many others will be exposed in the exhibition Philippe Starck, Secret Drawings that from May 10th to October 12th 2017 will occupy several rooms of the Center Pompidou of Malaga.
But in this exhibition not only is interesting to see his creations; perhaps the most valuable thing is to be able to see his previous drawings and therefore to admire his creative process. Something very interesting in an author who does not seek aesthetics, but wants to do useful things. In this way, to see his most personal drawings is like undressing to the future users of his objects and to verify how utility is always in the original mind of this artist of the design.
Zaha Hadid’s Italy at the MAXXI in Rome
There could be no better place to see the great architectural works that Zaha Hadid made in the transalpine country than the MAXXI building in Rome, created by herself. An exhibition that seeks to pay tribute to one of the most influential architects of the late twentieth and early twenty-first century, and who unexpectedly died more than a year ago. While you are contemplating her works, you can discover how this woman of Iraqi origin was a multifaceted talent that used multiple influences for the performance of her work.
The MAXXI building is integrated in the exhibition, being a work that emerged from Hadid’s plans, and is the best exponent of everything that the exhibition tries to show us. That is to say; we see how she was a true pioneer from the phase of the presentation of its projects, because something particular about her works is the innovation, the experimentation and the use of the last technologies. If you are passionate about contemporary architecture, prepare a trip to Rome and visit this exhibition, which will be open until next January 14th, 2018.
Imperial Threads Exhibition in Doha
An exhibition like this is practically impossible in any place other than the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha. A museum that is symbol of the reality in Qatar, where the most current artistic proposals live together with the ancestral traditions in an atmosphere of luxury and ostentation. This exhibition is a summary of all this and will be available until January 27th, 2018.
We say that the exhibition is a summary of the current Qatar, because all the conditions of modernity, tradition and ostentation are in the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha. On the one hand, it is a building designed a few years ago by the architect Ieoh Ming Pei, the one that designed the Louvre’s pyramid. On the other hand, few things can be more traditional in the Muslim decorative arts than carpets. And finally, here you can find some of the largest and most glamorous textile works of the fourteenth century in the Safavid, Ottoman and Mughal empires. Creations that in many cases have inspired the Western world.
Erik Mortensen haute couture exhibition in Copenhagen
The National Design Museum in Copenhagen pays tribute to one of the most outstanding Danish creators of the last decades: Erik Mortensen. A creator who has worked for years and with great success for the French fashion firms Pierre Balmain and Jean Louis Scherrer. A selection of the designs he made for these haute couture houses will now be exhibited until next January 28th, 2018 in the great design museum of his country.
As you walk through the rooms where his creations are exposed, you can appreciate the most charismatic features of Mortensen’s creations. That is to say, you can see that all his work is a passionate quest to express elegance and sophistication. Some goals that he achieved more than once, which meant that great celebrities have wanted wear his designs. For all this is not strange the title chosen for this show, I am Black Velvet, alluding to its glamor and the usual presence of black velvet in his creations.
Takashi Murakami in Moscow
One of the most crazy current exhibition spaces in the Russian capital is the Museum of Contemporary Art Garage. And following the recent line of exhibitions, the works of the creative universe of the Japanese Takashi Murakami will land on September 29th and his images and figures will remain exposed in the Muscovite museum until February 4th, 2018.
The exhibition arrives with the name: Under the Radiaton Falls, a wide repertoire of works of the Japanese artist, from the ones made in the 90s to the most current pieces. This gives you a complete view of his work. It condenses the most characteristic of the current Japanese culture, which is the subject of constant research by Murakami. But at the same time, he is able to fuse all this Eastern tradition with the influences from the West.
These are our seven proposals for next September. You have seen that some of them still have few days left to be enjoyed, while others will be open to the public for several months. However, if you like one of them, we encourage you to discover it in person as soon as possible, because you know that, from Horse Magazine, we will give you more ideas next month.